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good morning. dead in the water. the gop debt limit plan appears to be on life support as john boehner appears to be on support again. can they strike a deadline now just four days away? closing in on the beaches of the text coast temporarily shut down as tropical storm don approaches and is expected to strengthen by the time it makes landfall tonight. and survival mode. a small plane crashes into lake huron. the pilot survives the impact, then treads water for 18 hours without a life vest. we'll share his remarkal sto aa
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story with us today, july 29th, we'll share his remarkal sto aa story with us today, july 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> tgif, matt. i'm ann curry. good morning. the clock is ticking. the crisis is no clearer today than several months ago. >> both house republicans and senate democrats will meet this morning after speaker john boehner failed to find enough votes within his own party to push his plan through the house. so, are lawmakers wasting too much time on a bill that perhaps has no chance of passing in the first place? we're live on capitol hill with the latest on that coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> we've got another very disturbing story. a chilling plot to kill u.s. soldiers foiled near ft. hood in texas and investigators say the alleged attack was eminent and a
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fellow soldier was behind it. we're going to live there for a report. have you heard there's another royal wedding in britain? the queen's eldest granddaughter is getting married this weekend in what will probably be a more down to earth affair. the latest on that ceremony from scotland coming up. are you ready to return to the '80s? >> i still live in the '80s. >> we're really going to take you back because we have one of the most popular bands of all time standing by for a big summer concert. >> journey out on the plaza. they're going to be performing on what is a stage that is still drying out from overnight rain. we're happy about that. see them in our 8:30 half hour. let's begin with the debt ceiling crisis in washington. kelly o'donnell has been covering this story. she's got the latest this morning. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, ann. from delayed to potentially derailed, is that where we are this morning? hours and hours went by overnight when house speaker john boehner and his leadership
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team were trying to get a handful of their own members to go along, to come together on a solution to raise the debt ceiling and to cut spending. but they are nowhere. so now we know that all the republican house members will meet this morning to try to find a way out. >> it's time for somebody in this town to say, yes. >> reporter: if it were only that simple. but something happened on the way to fixing the debt limit. a handful of house conservatives bucked the speaker. they refused to go along with john boehner's proposal to raise the debt ceiling. >> and i know there are people in my party who want to keep beating up on me because i can't vote for a bill that only cuts 1 $1 trillion. >> reporter: earlier in the day the get in line message had brought some tea party freshman on board. >> is this as big as we wanted to go? heck no. we wanted to go bigger. we ran on going bigger. but this is the only proposal on the table that accomplishes the goal that we set out to do.
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>> reporter: by evening the plug had quietly been pulled. the critical vote on hold. >> further consideration, 627 is postponed. >> reporter: that sent democrats on stand by to defeat boehner's bill. >> and we are simply four days away from one of the worst financial catastrophes that could face this country. >> reporter: they were told to get dinner and hang out. >> i don't expect or anticipate any action here before 9:00. >> reporter: a parade of those rebellious holdout republicans were summoned to the speaker's office. hour after hour, the arm twisting went on behind closed doors. any minds had been changes? >> the old saying goes, if you like sausage, don't go where they make it. democracy is always worth the time. >> reporter: house democrats passed judgment, too. >> but the party of no is say nothing to their own deal. the party of no is putting at risk the american taxpayer, the american family, and america
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itself. >> reporter: and one of those republican members came out of the speaker's office saying he felt beaten up and bloodied but was still a no. and so this morning what some of the top aides are saying they promised when the republicans took over the majority of the house they wouldn't ram through some controversial measures in the middle of the night. i don't think they predicted this when they laid out that objective. where are we left? they will strategize today and figure out how to change the bill or still find a way to pull these members over. and this is one place where, thank god, it's friday may not be such a relief after all. >> on that point, kelly o'donnell, thank you so much. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house koercht. good morning. >> good morning. >> two words, now what? >> exactly. well, look, here's what i think you're going to see this morning. john boehner, house republican leadership, they're going to try to see if they can tweak the bill enough to get enough votes. two ideas being thrown out there, a small idea would be to
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cut some more pell grant money, college loan money, of course, that a lot of people are familiar with. the second is a tougher sell, frankly, would be this idea of making the balanced budget amendment have to pass both the house and the senate into the states, have them start ratifying it before a second round of debt ceiling level gets raised. that of course makes it dead on arrival bill before that, it would be more dead if it's possible before it goes to the senate. here's what to watch for. boehner will get a few hours to get this together. if he can't, senate republicans may move very quickly to start working with harry reid to try to come up with this compromise because there's a lot of frustration among senate republicans with the inability of the house to get this done, ann. >> chances of success, what would you put it at? >> say that one more time. i'm sorry. >> that's all right. chances of success? given what you just laid out before the deadline? >> as far as boehner, not so
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much. i think what you should be likely to watch for is that there will be a lot of sort of handering over the next 24 to 48 hours. by sunday, something is likely to come together. and then we may be back for a more dramatic vote on monday in the house. and in that vote, that's going to be one where you're going to have democrats trying to get democrats on board, you're going to have republicans trying to find 60, 80, 100 republicans to come together because that will be the one that they will have to send to the president's desk. one other idea i'm hearing out there is don't be surprised if we see some temporary 10 or 20 raise of a debt ceiling to simply buy more time for negotiation. basically everything is up in the air. the boehner thing is as if somebody took a deck of cards, threw it into the air and it fell on to the floor. >> you have a busy weekend ahead. i'm buying you an espresso ma r maker. it's 7:07. the first named storm of the hurricane season is threatening the u.s. mainland, expected to
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make landfall in texas tonight. al roker is tracking, what is it, don? >> that's right. tropical storm don. right now it's 290 miles southeast of corpus christi, texas. moving west northwest at 14 miles per hour. right now we have tropical storm watches up really warnings from the rio grande river to matagorda. mexico will put up warnings as well later this morning. it will bring onshore sometime early tomorrow morning with 50-mile-per-hour winds. and what we were hoping was that as a moderate storm it would bring a decent amount of rain. it will bring rain, up to five to seven inches. as you can see, most of that fall in mexico really not much in texas. so there will be wind, there will rain. not much of a storm surge. and then it will be through and we're back to the heat and the drought in texas. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. we will get the rest of your forecast in a couple of minutes.
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awol private army arrested in ft. hood where he is allegedly confessed to plotting an attack on fellow soldiers, this after two years after a gunman went on a deadly rampage at ft. hood killing 13 people. janet, good morning to you. >> m matt, good morning. this soldier had everything ready to go. hotel room full of gunpowder and ammunition and printed materials on how to make a bomb. authorities say his plan could very well have succeeded, if it hadn't been for an alert citizen who saw something and said something. this is the motel where police arrested 21-year-old private first class nas sar abdo on wednesday. with enough explosives in his room to make at least two bombs. >> he's a very dangerous individual. and he's where he needs to be. >> reporter: it's all thanks to the alert owner of this killeen gun store. federal officials say he tipped off police after abdo arrived by
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taxi on tuesday, buying six pounds of smokeless gunpowder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition, and a magazine for a semi automatic pistol. the clerk became suspicious when the soldier indicated he didn't know much about what he was buying. >> we rang him up. he paid cash for the purchase. put it in the bag. he grabbed the bag an out the door he goes. he didn't even wait for a receipt or change. >> reporter: it's the same store where investigators say major nadal hassan bought the gun used in the 2002 shoot that killed 13. last year citing his muslim beliefs abdo asked for c conscientious objector status. >> my stance with god is more important than my stance with the military. >> reporter: and spoke to them about his request. >> when i joined the military in august i had different views on war, i had different -- i had different views on what islam as a peaceful religion allowed and did not allow me to do.
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>> reporter: delayed after possessing child pornography. he faced a court-martial for that last month but then went awol in ft. campbell, kentucky. authorities believe abdo acted alone and he planned to detonate the bomb not here on post where he would have a tough time getting in but somewhere nearby like a restaurant, a place where soldiers here at ft. hood f frequently congregate. >> thank you very much. let's turn now to the rest of the morning's top stories. >> good morning, everyone. we begin this morning with a check of the markets. cnbc's melissa lee is at the new york stock exchange with the latest of how wall street is reacting to the ongoing debt crisis. >> the markets are under stress this morning. the s&p 500 may in fact be headed for its worst weekly decline since the month of august. today heads of major wall street firms will be meeting here in new york to discuss worst case scenarios and what to do under the possibility of default. here's a sign of the times,
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natalie, apple the maker of the ipad and ipod have more cash on its balance sheet than the u.s. government. apple with $76 billion, uncle sam with $73.8 billion. >> wow, that's unbelievable. melissa lee at the new york stock exchange, thank you. johnson & johnson is lowering the maximum daily dose of tylenol from eight pills to six to reduce the risk ofs a seed minneso overdose. flooding was caught on tape, this dramatic video of a landslide near seoul. the u.s. is citing new evidence that iran is funding al qaeda. it is the most serious allegation to date against iran. meantime, the two american hikers detained in iran face a final hearing in the espionage case against them. they entered iran accidentally while hiking in neighboring iraq in 2009. a fender bender you could only get in monte carlo.
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a woman in a $400,000 bentley convertible caused a five-car pile-up with a mercedes, ferrari, fporsche ands aston martin. i know all you guys are crying this morning over those five cars. >> yeah. monte carlo. >> good thing the great pupon wasn't broken. >> that's the thing. the heat is backheat is bac the southeast. also severe storms to talk about. cincinnati, albany, new york city. mostly damaging winds. heavy rain moving into the afternoon, you can see showers and thunderstorms already firing up anywhere from one to three inches of rain, locally some may pick up to five inches of reason before it's all over. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning.
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i'm meteorologist tom kiernan. thick summer haze around the region. we are in the low and mid-70s throughout much of the area except washington and by the bay. it's near 80 in both locations. elsewhere, we'll hold steady 70s but hit 90s by noon time, near 100 by midafternoon with high humidity. lower humidity for the weekend. saturday and sunday low mid 90s. >> and that's your late weather. ann? >> this morning the fbi is joining the investigation into a series of sexual assaults in ann arbor, michigan, near the university of michigan campus. ron allen has details. ron, good morning. >> good morning, ann. six attacks in 12 days have really shocked this progressive prominent academic community. one woman was sexual assaulted in the elevator of a parking garage. we were able to speak to one woman who came forward to report one of the horrific crimes. >> i just felt extremely
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violated. >> reporter: two weeks ago this yun student was walking alone near her off-campus house when she was attacked. >> a man ran up from between some houses, ran up behind me and he lifted up my dress up above my head and started grabbing at me. >> reporter: her assailant fled when an eyewitness ran to help her. the victim does not want her identity revealed, fearful that this assailant put this entire community on edge. >> we believe he's a predator. we believe he's doing a type of field work, lying in wait for an opportunity. >> reporter: there have been six attacks or attempted attacks on women here since july 15th. the women, all 18 to 22 years old, were all walking alone late at night or early in the morning. two were students at the press steen steenlg jous university of michigan at a time when campus is welcoming thousands of students for freshman
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orientation. >> you want your children safe. >> reporter: police have released the composite sketch of a possible suspect. they are not sure if it is one serial attacker or two different men. matt found one of the victims moments after she was dragged over a wall and sexually assaulted. >> looked out the window and there was a girl sitting there crying, on the telephone. we heard her yelling help. >> reporter: community members gathered thursday night for a take back our streets rally. despite her frightening experience, this victim considers herself fortunate. >> it's so scary to hear about what's happened to some of these other poor girls. and i don't know if he had that in mind for me. >> reporter: university officials have declined several requests for interviews. as police work to catch this man or men who they're describing as a predator. ann? >> all right, ron allen this morning. ron, thanks. it is now 7:16. here's matt. >> thank you.
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new lawsuits have been filed in that wrong way crash that killed eight people here in new york state and putting members of one family or pitting them against each other. nbc's jeff rosin is here on this. good morning. >> good morning. this is a family feud on a whole new level. police say diane schuller caused the crash driving drunk and high but now her husband is suing her brother, blaming him, a man who lost his three girls in the accident. but now they're suing, too. it was a fiery crash that killed eight people but these new lawsuits are explosive, claiming extreme horror and pre-impact terror. police say diane schuller was behind the wheel, drunk, high, and fully responsible for the wrong-way crash on new york's taconic parkway. she was killed, so was her daughter and her brother's kids, three young sisters. along with three people in an oncoming suv. diane's son brian was the lone
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survivor. but now diane's husband, daniel, says others are to blame, too, including diane's own brother, warren, who lost his girls, claiming his libel because he owned the van she was driving and allowed the vehicle to be operated by one not competent. >> to sue another family member who has lost children of his own from this same event is cruel beyond words. even if this lawsuit has merit, he will lose anyway because she was drunk, because she was high. >> reporter: daniel schuller is even suing new york state, saying there weren't enough signs on the parkway. >> she killed seven people. if she was alive today, she would be in jail serving time for those murders. to sue now his family and the state of new york is just surprising. it's shocking to me. >> reporter: but daniel has always defended his wife. >> she is not an alcoholic.
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my heart is at rest every night when i go to bed. >> reporter: but diane's other relatives, namely her brother and sister-in-law, believe she was careless and had filed their own suit against diane's estate for the wrongful death of their three young daughters, claiming they suffered fear of impending death, mental anguish, and fright. >> the family has been traumatized and separated since the accident. this can't in any way build a better bridge to repairing the tragedy that happened two years ago. now. >> now yet another bizarre twist. daniel schuller's lawyer released a statement saying he only sued her brother and sister-in-law because they requested it. he had no intex of suing anyone, his lawyer said, until warren and jackie hance encouraged him to do so basically to cover his medical bills.
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but now they're firing back saying that's false, they never told daniel to sue him or anyone else and they have no comment on the lawsuit itself. matt? >> it's awfully tragic and confusing. jeff rossen, thank you very much. 30 years ago today the world stopped to watch the fairy tale royal wedding of lady diana spencer and prince charles. and, of course, just three months ago their son william tied the knot in another grand affair. well, today, great britain is prepared for another royal wedding. stephanie gosk is inn edinburgh scotland, this morning. >> this is the first royal wedding in scotland in 20 years. queen's oldest granddaughter is marrying the captain of the england rugby team. they're getting married here in this church behind me tomorrow afternoon. now, any other year at any other time this would be the wedding of the year, but just three
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months ago william and kate set the guard for that honor pretty high. prince william's first cousin tieing the knot with the same royal faces including their grandmother on the wedding list. but that is just about where the similarities end. 2,000 guests at abbey in london, there will be 400 in edinburgh. they brought half a wedding to billions around the world. here the doors are closed. instead of a crowd of over a million, there will be a modest 2,000. the narrow streets of the scottish capital can't handle much more than that. but you get the sense from philip and her rugby star fiance that that is exactly how they want it. the couple has been dating for more than seven years. they are both described as laid back and down to earth, both are athletes. he is captain of england's rugby team, an honor reflected in the
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number of times his nose has been broken. and philips is an accomplished equestrian for a chance she may compete in the 201 olympics. >> being part of the olympic games as an athlete would be an honor and massive dream come true. >> reporter: she and her brother peter do not have titles, a decision their mother princess ann made when they were born. after their wedding kendall won't get one either. some believe this is a good example of how the royal family is adapting to a new era. >> this modern couple, no titles, no royal money, no royal bodyguards compared to the great state occasion of william and catherine. i think it's a great contrast that shows the way the monarchy is changing. >> zara has often exercised her independence and her relationship with mark kendall is no exception, but it is still a royal wedding and for those lucky enough to get close, it will be great an entourage. cousin beatrice and hopefully their hats are on the wedding
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list. so are prince charles, prince harry and the newlyweds, duke and duchess of cambridge, possibly relieved for the second royal wedding the pressure is off. this is a private wedding. the palace hasn't released a lot of details. the reception will be held at the queen's residence here in h. ann? >> all right, stephanie gosk, thanks so much this morning. coming up, two young women discover hidden cameras in their apartment shower and bedroom. now police want to know who put them in there. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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coming up, a pilot who treaded water without a life vest for 18 hours after a plane crash. and the most incredible images you've ever seen of a
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great white shark. 7:26 is your time now on this friday, july 29th, 2011. good morning, i'm eun yang. in the news4 today, redskins take the field today. the team will hold its first practice today after training camp officially opened. plays reported yesterday. first practice open to the public tomorrow at 8:30. we'll take a quick break. weather and traffic when we come back. ♪
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sultry summer morning. we're in the 70s, with hazy sunshine later today. 100 by midafternoon. lower humidity for the weekend. saturday and sunday, high low 90s. next week a small chance of a shower or thunder shower month and again on thursday, otherwise a dry pattern. >> we're seeing delays 95 south due to an earlier dent involving multiple tractor-trailer involving as you approach route 1. the trucks are cleared.
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they've been towed out of the way but you're seeing delays while crews work to clean this up. stay to the left. >> thanks so much. another news update in 25 minutes. back to the "today" show.
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♪ 7:30 now on this friday morning, july 29th, 2011. our crowd is excited and ready to go. one hour from now, the classic rock band journey will take the stage. >> lots of hits. they will be playing some of those. >> it rained last night. >> i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer looking forward to the concert, also, amazing survival
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story. >> michael trapp was flying a small plane from new york to wisconsin when that plane crashed into lake huron. he was forced to tread water without a life jacket for 18 hours until he was finally rescued. coming up, he will share his story of hope and perseverance. also this morning, up close and personal look at one of the most feared creatures in the ocean, maybe the most feared creature in the ocean. we sent peter alexander to one of the world's most notorious hunting grounds for great white sharks and he's still talking to us. the images are both terrifying and incredible. >> we'll get to that. how about this question, should moms take their fashion queues from their teenage daughters? we'll explore that growing trend and let you decide if it's a nice bonding experience or if perhaps it's a tad inappropriate. but first, let's begin this half hour in florida where two young women made a disturbing discovery inside the apartment they were leasing for the summer. nbc's lilia luciano is in tampa
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with details. good morning. >> food morning to you, arne. they said they came here no a o tampa to explore the country and to learn a new language. in the shower, in the bedroom, in the privacy of their own home, somebody may have been secretly watching. these students came to sunny tampa, florida, for the summer from their native bulgaria. their goal, to practice their english. but they never expected a peeping tom. until a friend grew suspicious about what the women thought were smoke alarms, objects which turned out to be hidden cameras who could have been watching their most private moments. a trail of wires to the camera went into a locked closet,
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inside a junction box and transmitter. >> this is the cable for the camera. >> reporter: the cameras have been removed and the hillsboro county sheriff's office is investigating who owns them, if they were rolling, and, if so, who was watching. the cameras could have been spying on them in their bathroom, in the living room, and even in the bedroom. now they fear some of their most intimate moments might have been streaming somewhere online. the women say they have questions for their landlord and former employer who they say had keys to the apartment. they claim armani sponsored their temporary visas to come work for him at his restaurant bollywood cafe. but only one day after the women arrived he offered them a different job. >> he propose us to be models and promoters for his company at pizza babe. >> hi, we're pizza babe. >> reporter: the students say money did not pay them for what they promised for this unusual modeling job. when they confronted him, they
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claim they were fired. now they suspect armani was on the other side of the camera. >> maybe he -- he invent this idea because we are not ugly girls. >> reporter: authorities was seen leaving armani's restaurant thursday afternoon although they say they do not have a suspect. they have found new work in restaurant and will return to bulgaria in the september. learning a tough lesson far from home. >> i wanted to come here, but i wish to be more -- to not be so naive with the people. >> reporter: nbc station contacted mr. armanarmani, the r boss and landlord, but he declined to comment. ann? >> thank you so much. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> and here we dave, let's go right here. how are you? we've got a big crowd for journey. show them, dave.
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look at that! man! whoo! let's check it out and show you what's going on with the hot concert. we've got hot weather to talk about. the heat is back. we've got more scorching temperatures with heat advisories and warnings. from texas into the mid atlantic and southeast atlantic states. well over 95 to 100 degrees. heat indexes are going to make it feel well over 100, as far north as washington, d.c., philadelphia, and as you can see, that big swath of heat continues back on into texas. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> high humidity in place on this friday morning. good morning. temperatures around the region in the 70s, most areas. here 80 in washington and by the bay. we've got that thick summer haze with us throughout the day, hazy sunshine, highs near 100 midafternoon. that will probably be maybe near above the record. record high for the day 99. and then for saturday and sunday, less humid and cooler
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partly cloudy both days. settled pattern into next week, might get storms monday and on thursday. >> from 48th street all of the way to 50th street, we've got huge journey fans. my people! my people! >> you are getting way too comfortable with that, al. thanks very much. now to one pilot's terrifying ordeal. on tuesday night michael trapp was fly agriculture loan from new york to wisconsin. but midway through the trip he experienced mechanical trouble and was forced to crash land in lake huron. for nearly 18 hours he had to swim and tread water without a life vest until he was finally rescued by a passing boat. michael is with us this morning along with his wife julie. good morning to both of you. >> good morning to you. >> michael, i was reading about this this morning. 18 hours swimming and treading water. no life preserver. how are you feeling?
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>> a little sore. i feel good now. my mind is good. i'm a little bit sore. >> you're an experienced pilot. you had been in this plane, this cessna 150, at least 200 times in the past. this was, however, a route you had never flown before. when did you run into trouble and what exactly did it feel like? >> well, the sensation was running out of gas. i was flying just fine. had been into flight about four hours. i had 29 minutes left to go until i was going to land in michigan to fuel up and have some lunch. and the motor started sputtering. and that's when the panic set? >> what was the impact like when you crashed down into lake huron, what did it feel like? >> well, splash mountain, i guess? i'm just kidding. when i hit the water i hit tail first. i hit at 50 miles an hour. the windshield blew in. the water blew in my face. i unbuckled my seat belt. i swam out of the plane and the
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plane was gone within 20 seconds. >> here's the good news/bad news. good news is you survived the crash. bad news is you're in lake huron, you're alone. you didn't have time to get a life preserver. how did you gather your senses and get in survival mode? >> well, that came quickly. i started to panic, and i couldn't swim well so i kicked my shoes off and i kicked my pants off so i could tread the water. and once i relaxed, got on my back, just laid on my back and started to float. the waves were ten feet so i had to float and go up and down them. gather my thoughts and make a plan. that's when i gathered my thoughts and realized you've got to get things together so you can survive this. >> a couple of boats did come in the vicinity, out of your wallet you had the shiniest credit card you could find to reflect the sun so they could see it. they did not see it, unfortunately. you ended up treading water and swimming for 18 hours. how exhausted were you by the end of that time?
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>> bad. i don't know how much time i had left. my muscles were really sore. and i had all the energy just left not to wave my arm with a sock on it. that's what the people that finally found me saw, was that sock. it was an effort to make that sock wave. >> julie, your husband has a sense of humor when he thought of to survive, he said i didn't want my wife spending all the insurance mob any. in technical terms, you could say you were his reason for living. >> i guess. >> must have been some ordeal from your point of view because i know you knew that plane had gone down. must have been a very long 18 hours. >> yes, it was. >> well, will you do me a favor and keep him close to you and make sure he doesn't get in this situation in the future? >> he won't get another plane. >> julie and michael trapp, we're happy you're okay, michael. nice of you to join us this morning.
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really changing the way that researchers think about these mysterious creatures. the longer viewed simply as mindless and indiscriminate killers, instead as sleek and stealthy predators. it is the ocean's most feared predator, the great white shark. under water they are agile and above the surface, unbelievably athletic, displaying rarely seen aerial acrobatics that are, for a lack of a better word, jaw dropping. we joined this veteran team of mean experts off the coast of south africa in what's called shark alley, one of the most notorious hunting grounds on earth. that's recently become one of the hottest destinations for shark gazing tourists. >> one of the coolest things i've ever done.
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>> reporter: still nobody gets closer than great whites than photographer, on a sea paddle, board, and sealed inside a submarine. whatever it takes to catch these eye-popping images. >> they see every fine detail from the teeth to eye rolling back and you really get a feeling of the tremendous beauty of the animal coming out of the water. >> reporter: after less than ten minutes on board four great whites attack around our boat. oh, my goodness. of course, now it's my turn to go face-to-face with the great white. a little bit of metal. greatest predator of the open
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ocean, huh? beneath the surface it's eerily silent. the murky waters only add to your adrenaline. moments later a 14-foot great whiteflies into view. then another. and they keep coming. it shows them right in front of you, literally like three feet ahead of you. when they pass they make eye contact. you see their eyes. i think there's a prime mall fascination with sharks because most people believe here's a creature that could be right up on my local beach that could eat me. >> reporter: in realtime their attacks last just a second. blink and you'll miss it. but in souper slow motion they reveal a fluidity and awesome p power of these predators. >> it was turning in the air and twisting and the tail works like its rudder. they remind me of jets or
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rockets when they blast out of the water. >> reporter: they're intelligent and complex creatures with distinct personalities. a predator unlike any other in the ocean. as if sharks in the water are not intim nating enough. last week not far from that exact spot where we went cage dive aggregate white actually jumped out of the water landing on the deck of a research boat. fortunately nobody was hurt and the researchers lowered the shark back into the water to help it swim away. ann? >> peter, we're glad you got all of your fingers and toes intact. discovery channel's show kicks off this monday and jeff kurr is here. after 20 years of getting up close and personal with great white sharks, what was your take away? what are you learning about these predators? >> one thing we learned is that
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they're way more complex than we thought. in the '70s when "jaws" came out they thought they were these mindle machines and killers. the more we film and we discover that they're extremely intelligent predators. they have to hunt down and kill sa seals. seals are very intelligent. they're like dogs. they have to learn where seals come and go. you have to outsmart a seal. very smart animals. >> we have a photograph to show what you're willing to do. you're on some kind of a flimsy device trying to get this footage. i mean, do you fear for yourself? what kind of -- look at you on that. >> yeah. >> that close to a great white shark. >> the idea of that shot that we were trying to get is to see what a seal might see before a white shark attacks down at water level. and it's amazing that a seal can escape an attack like this because although you're seeing it in slow motion it happens in one second in realtime, in the blink of an eye.
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for me to get the footage i have to take a few risks but we're banking on our knowledge of sharks that they're not going to attack us, they're going to attack the seals, they're going to attack our seal decoys and for that reason i don't feel that afraid to be in a situation like that. >> you point out that since shark week sharks have killed 11 people but people have killed 70 million sharks. how? >> well, unfortunately there's a market for shark fin soup in asian countries, it's used in ceremonial things. sharks are caught for their fins. and fins are cut off and turned into soup. it's a terrible practice and we're hoping that gets stopped some day soon. >> is it true that great whites are coming closer to shore? >> it is true, but it's nothing to fear. i think proper management of white sharks in places like california and the east coast has resulted in increasing population of great whites. one of the few shark success stories. >> what's your bet about people actually having shark encounters and not even knowing it? >> we flew up and down the coast
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of malibu in a helicopter and looked down. we saw great whites in and among the surfers and power borders and yet it's not a bloodbath and no attacks. so that tells us that great white sharks can coexist. >> we're going to find out more information on shark week starting sunday night on discovery channel. coming up, a man who had no idea he was sitting on a million dollar treasure. but first, these messages. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic low back pain. imagine living your life with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a non-narcotic treatment that's fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18.
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7:56 is your time on friday, july 29, 2011. good morning, i'm eun yang. metro will not allow ride to drink water on trains today. it has no plans to change its policy, due to today's extreme heat. to find out how hot it will get, let's go to meteorologist tom kiernan in the storm center. >> good morning. temperatures upper 70s to around 80 degrees. later today hitting near 100 by midafternoon, hazy sunshine, high humidity. tomorrow and on sunday, lower humidity moving in and we'll have temperatures reaching low and mid 90s both days. settled into next week. >> we'll take a quick break and look at traffic.
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good morning. i'm danella sealock with a look at your traffic. so traveling in virginia an early morning accident involving multiple tractor-trailers. the tractor trails are have been cleared but crews are working to clear the roadway. traveling 95 south approach route 1, stay to the left to pass the accident. and i want to show you the beltway now. outer loop is jammed, this is at new hampshire avenue. your delays continue as you make your way towards georgia avenue. exercise patience. >> thanks so much. another local news update in 25 minutes. but for now, back to the "today" show.
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♪ we're back now at 8:00 on a friday morning. 29th day of july, 2011. okay. it's not the prettiest morning we've had all week here in new york city. loefr cast, rain in the air. you know what? seems to be clearing up right now. and you're looking at the plaza from a while ago. this is when we said farewell to meredith on her last day by singing the journey hit "don't stop believing." you know what? today we're going to go for the real thing because the band journey is here for our summer concert series. they will be rocking the plaza
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in just a few minutes. matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. we've got a big crowd for journey. goes all of the way to 48th? 48th, wrapping around 15th street as well. we do a lot of segments on this show about the relationship between parents and children. interesting one now between moms an daughters that has to do with fashion and inspiration. >> that's right. there was once a time, you probably remember, when you wanted to wear your mom's heels and put on her pearls. that's right. that was a time that apparently is no longer because now we are wearing the clothes that our daughters are wearing. in fact, there's a new study found that women are more likely to be influenced by their daughter's choices in makeup and fashion than by her own. we'll have more of that coming up. plus, "antique road show" gives folks a chance to find out how much the stuff in their
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attic and closets are worth. well, this oklahoma man got a shock of a lifetime when his bowl collection got the highest appraisal ever from the show. we're going to show you how much. you won't believe how much these bowls are worth. >> they're beautiful, though. they're really gorgeous. worth a lot of cash. >> we're not going to touch them. >> you're not allowed to touch them. also ahead, we're go to catch up and follow along with yankee greats as they provide hope and inspiration for some people who really need it here in the new york city area. lots to get to. let's go inside. natalie is standing by with a look at the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. house republicans are meeting again today after abruptly postponing a vote on speaker john boehner's debt ceiling bill last night. boehner needs 216 votes in the house to advance the bill which would temporarily raise the nation's borrowing limit and prevent a debt default next week. democrats say the boehner bill has no chance of passage there. the army says a second attack has been averted at ft.
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hood, texas, where a mass shooting two years ago killed 13 people. officials say a soldier arrested wednesday with explosives in his motel room admitted he was planning an attack. private first class naser abdo was granted conscientious objector status. tropical storm don would be a welcome sight today as it reaches to cost tonight or tomorrow morning. 90% of texas is choking under an extreme doubt. and even don won't be enough to break the dry spell they hope it will help. don is not expected to become a hurricane. the government is issuing the report today on second quarter economic growth. it is expected to confirm that for the first half of this year the economy expanded at its lowest pace since the recession ended. economists blame weak consumer and government spending and the struggling job market. and now here's brian williams with a look at what's coming up tonight on n brb fortnightly news."
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>> coming up tonight, a little girl's dream to raise $300 to help bring clean water to people in poor countries. itnded in a tragic accident that took her life. but we have a nice ending to report to you tonight. it's our making a difference story. you need to see it. we'll have that for you on "nightly news" tonight. for now, natalie, back to you. >> thanks, brian. for a look at what's trending today? a quick round-up of what has you online. trick or treat, the mask of the latex whiter in made for a parody video set the top bid of theory $1 million on ebay. sky gazers are googling trojan asteroid to learn about a huge spacewalk found in nearly the same orbit as earth. scientists say it's been tagging along for 10,000 years and we didn't know until now. and the blogosphere is still amazed over the rhino horn cups that drew a record estimate on
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"the road show" up to $1.5 million as you see there. here in our studio this morning we're going to hear from the lucky owner coming up a little bit later on here on "today." it is 8:05. let's go back to al with a check of your weather. >> all right. we've got a lot of folks with a great view of the stage for for journey. where are you from? >> los angeles. >> wow. you came a long way. >> let's check that weather for you. pick city today, just happens to be portland, oregon, news channel 8. sunny, mild, 81 degrees. we've got tropical storm don, 55 miles southeast of corpus christi. makes landfall 2:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. it's not going to bring a lot of rain, ununfortunately. we could use the rain to break the drought. rest of the country we expect plenty of sunshine throughout the southeast with record highs. risk of strong storms into the
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northeast and ohio river valley. sunny skies in the pacific northwest. seattle 75, gorgeous. 81, portland, beautiful. sunshine in los angeles, 86 degrees. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, here we have got increased humidity, hazy sunshine now. temperatures around the region upper 70s to 80. ha hazy sunshine with a high reach nearing 100. it will feel like 100 or more with humidity. saturday and sunday less humid. highs lower 90s, partly cloudy. next week thunder shower next week. otherwise a dry pattern. highs each day into the >> that's your latest weather. m >> 40 going on 14. why you're teenagers have a big impact over you and your fashion sense. and, of course, journey, live in concert on our stage. but first, these messages. hello parents, it's going to be a big school year.
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back now at 8:10 this morning on "today's" moms, who has the most influence on your sense of style? according to a new study by temple university school of business, we're take ourg queues from our teenage daughters. cindy is editor and chief of "glamour" magazine. on one hand this may come as no surprise. especially for some of the women listening. but here's what the study found. it was a sampling, a questionnaire, of 300 mother/daughter pairs that found that notd today's mom has a much stronger tendency to mimic their daughter's clothing and makeup choice than vice versa. >> i think it's fascinating. we see it with our own readers because it used to be that if you're a teenager or 20 something woman that your mom's reaction to your clothes was usually, oh, my gosh, are you really going out of the house in
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that? now it's more like are you really going out of the house in that because, if not, i'd like to borrow it. it's what the study calls reverse socialization, where the parents are taking the queues from the kids instead of the other way around. >> which is why you are here, robi. why are we doing this? >> according to the study, these teens are now considered the fashion style experts. and the danger is what happens if you're really dressing too young for your age, does it look desperate? because that's where the question -- >> it sort of goes deeper, in addition to what you said, even deeper because the study found that, in fact, a daughter has high interest -- even with a dauth whole has high interest in fashion and mature, she's still less likely to see her mother as a role model for these things. >> we might. we're so celebrity focused that really these teens are looking to celebrities in order to get their fashion inspiration. and the mothers are saying, oh, my gosh, my teenage daughters are really hip, they look great. i like that.
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i think women of all ages want to be relevant. we don't want to get to a certain age and we have to look dead. >> are we saying, though, to our daughters, also saying that they don't want to look mature, either? >> i think it is a saying. >> i think there is a component we don't want to look like we're too old or not sexy. i think that's really the piece. we're youth oriented culture. youth is what is considered appealing. so that influences all of our choices. >> one of the things that's happening with magazines, too, is so many of the clothes are youth orient ped. do mothers have a choice? >> i think they do. for better or worse these are mothers who are probably used to taking a lot of cues from them anyway. explain texting, facebook, everything. i think there is a positive side to this for the woman over 40, which is that a lot of those old rules about what was appropriate and with what wasn't have gone
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away. that's pretty freeing. there's no law that says you can't wear skinny jeans over the age of 40. >> you're absolutely right. >> you have to know your body and what message you're spending out. you want to consider all of those things. >> thank you so much. my daughter got me away from mommy jeans. thank you so much. thank you. coming up, we've got steals and deals, great bargains for great things just for you. plus, classic sound from a great band. journey, live in concert. band. journey, live in concert. but first, these messages. the , band. journey, live in concert. but first, these messages. energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy developement comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing decades of cleaner burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self contained well systems and using state of the art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment we are america's natural gas.
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♪ members of the new york yankees hosted a special group of kids from tuesday's children, a mentoring program for those who lost loved ones on september 11th. the gathering took place just blocks from where the towers once stood. mentor keith pride has been paired with 9-year-old robert since 2008. >> to have a little guy that's, you know, 9 years old, whose father was killed on 9/11, our bond is so great. i'm like a father, i'm also a friend, i'm also a brother. i cannot for anything else. >> on this day for kevin and robert it wasn't so much about what they lost, it was more about what they gained. ♪ it's all part of what the yankees call hope week, now in its third year. and by hope they mean helping others percesevere and excel.
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this is not about money. it's about could you please give me a little bit of your time. it's a much more valuable commodity when it comes down to it. >> no question. i think people appreciate the most when you are willing to give your time. that is something that makes people feel good. us having this platform and have people looking at the things we are doing this week, hopefully it will inspire them to give time of their own. >> i think we get more out of it than the people we help. the joy that we see, whether it's the kid or whether it's the adult that's mentoring kids, we just love seeing the joy that they get from being around us. >> reporter: like 27-year-old daniel trush who suffered a devastating brain aneurysm when he was only 12, leaving him unable to walk or talk. throughout his 11-month hospital stay daniel we responded to only one thing, music. >> daniel trush, everybody, on a keyboard solo. >> reporter: he credits music with being the key to his healing and along with his parents created daniel's music
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foundation which provides free music instruction for those challenged by disability. this week and yankee greats took center stage with daniel and his peers. >> we're going to have a blast today. it's our job to come here and put smiles on people's faces. >> later that night the yankees invited them back to the stadium to perform on their stage, in front of 48,000 people. >> come on out. >> also among the honor es, megan,er cerebral palsy confin her to a wheelchair. she devotes most of their money by selling lemonade. last year she raised over $4,000. this year, thanks to a little help from her new friends, that's more than doubled. charles was among the millions left homeless after the devastating earthquake in haiti.
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now living with his aunt here in new york, charles attends st. joacim and anne school in queens. their lives were left in the quake's ruins. this week the yankees opened their doors. when you came out through the tunnel and came out on the field and you saw some of the new york yankees sitting there, what was that like? >> it was exciting. i didn't know i was going to meet them. so cool to be -- to meet them and to speak with them. >> and now a little time has passed, is there a little more hope? >> yeah. >> in your mind? >> yeah, it's still hope. >> yeah? >> yeah, if you not died, you still have hope. ♪ >> after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch, charles and his classmates boarded a double decker bus for a vip tour of the city, complete with pizza delivered by derek jeter. they capped off an unforgettable day at another new york
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landmark, and with a flip of the switch, the new york skyline was lit up in yankee blue and white, a sight made even brighter for a hope for a better future. ♪ >> we're joined now by the yankees manager joe girardi and managing director of media relations. congratulations on another great week. >> thank you. >> what stands out in your mind? >> i have to say our organization getting together as a whole, from the steinbrenners all of the way down to everyone that's involved. and giving people hope because hope is where allows people to get up and have a zest for life. >> it was this guy's idea. i hate to keep saying it because he's got a big enough ego as it is. it was your idea a few years ago. how do you think it progressed? is this what you dreamed it could be? >> all i wanted, matt, is to really impact other people's lives. we have a platform and we need to use it. and i think ur our players and organization and manager realizes that. it's a blessing for all of us to
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be a part of it. there was never any goal. i mean, really, the goal was just to make people happy. >> you know, joe and i was out at the stadium there on wednesday. one of the things that almost every player said to me when i had a chance to talk to them was i think we get more out of it than the people we're honoring. that's kind of something -- i don't think they expected that. >> yeah. i think a lot of times when you do give back that's the key because you realize how blessed you are. some of the things you're going through can be trivial compared to what children or adults are going through. so i get a lot out of it. i love that our players get a lot out of it. it really puts our game in perspective. >> that's true. when it comes right down to it you play a game for a living. >> yes. >> and these people have been through so much in their lives. you can't view your day job the same way after you meet people like? >> no, you can't. you realize what a little bit of time can do and how it gives people hope. >> and, jason, they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. minnesota, the twins, they've got their own version of hope
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week now. what's the goal for the future? is this going to go across major league baseball? >> it doesn't have to be a baseball team. it can be a company, a football team. you know, the great thing about this is people are reaching it, how can we get involved? delta, you think of airplanes, they did so much more than just that. when you have this coming together. i'm just amazed at how much can be accomplished when a group of people can come together. >> i think it's great. the members of the community go to yankees stadium to watch this team. it's nice that members of the yankees go into the community do go good there. congratulations to you and your lay players. by the way, there's a touching story about a reunion between two long lost friends tied to hope week. you can check that out on our website at and they're in our studio here as well. thank you. appreciate being a part of it with you. just ahead, joe is sticking ahead for journey live on the plaza in concert right after your local news.
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8:26 is your time now. 81 degrees out there. haze is back, as you can see. you can hardly see the horizon out there because it's so humid. tom will have the forecast after the news. i'm eun yang. friday july 29, 2011. a handful of teenage arizona excuse odd of breaking into a fire station. thieves ransacked and trashed the desk and stole a uniform, camera, wallet and a firefighter's bmw. firefighter's bmw. so far no arrest
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good morning. heating up now into the 80s with hazy sunshine and high humidity. highs reaching near 100 by m midafterno midafternoon. feeling like 105 with humidity. saturday and sunday into the low to mid 90s, partly cloudy into next week. settled pattern continues. highs and low 90s. >> earlier accident 95 south at route 1 has been cleared.
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but i want to give you a look at i-66 east. you'll see traffic passing nutley and continuing to the beltway. >> thanks to so much. more news
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♪ a great morning here on rockefeller plaza. we're live, summer concert with one of the most popular rock bands ever. we're talking about journey. our crowd is really fired up. they're going to take to the stand in just a few moments from now.
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meantime, i'm outside on the plaza. ann curry along with matt lauer and natalie morales and al roker. oh, and we have a guest. >> how do you recognize her? >> right away, not only do we have journey, platinum albums. their greatest hits album has sold so many copies it is certified diamond, which is ridiculous. >> unbelievable. >> incredible. we're going to hear from them in just a little while. and a man who had a collection of bowls. "antique road show" said this was the highest value they had ever seen. we are going to see those bowls on the back of one of our stage man, stage manager moving him out so you can see the collection of bowls. live tv! >> all right. and then a little bit later on, jill martin is back with a popular series of steals and deals. something for everyone. sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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>> have you got anything? >> no, i'm just here. >> you're here as a prop. >> mr. roker, before we get to this great concert, how about a check of the weather? >> i would like to s another sh of the back of joe's head. you should see him full frontal, unbelievable. i mean from the face. i meant the face! >> the weather? >> i want to see his face. >> that's a good looking man. handsome man. all right. let's check your weather. you'll see as we look at the weekend ahead, we've got wonderful weather in the pacific northwest. sunny, mild, hot. ann's got to go inside. look for a risk of stormed in the northern plains. silzing in the southeast. sunday, sunday, more heat in the northeast. wet weather in the gulf coast. don will move in and move out. monsoonal moisture in the southwest. look for mild conditions in the pacific northwest. that's what's go on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. we are now climbing into the 80s.
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a lot of humidity in the air. hazy sunshine. later today near 100. midafternoon feel like 105 with humidity. sultry, summery weather throughout the day. tomorrow less humid. highs low to mid 90s. sunday, highs low 90s, partly cloudy. next week, monday into thursday, each day highs low to mid 90s. and not too humid. >> around that'sour latest weather. now let's go back inside to matt and ann. >> all right, al, thank you. you've probably seen the popular pbs show "antiques roadshow" where people have their old collectibles appraised there. >> during last weekend's taping one guy hit it big. small town oklahoma art collector learned his five antique chinese horn bowls are worth between 1 and $1.5 million. that's a new record for the show. doug, not bad considering you only paid a couple thousand bucks. nice to see you. good morning. >> thank you. >> this is every collector's
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dream. you go to a sale, a yard sale, antiques, you buy something and it's like finding sunken treasure. what was your reaction when you heard the price? >> well, the analogy i use, i had a real good friend of mine cut a tree down on me about three years ago and broke my ankle and leg, and it's similar to that without the pain. >> you said something like now i don't have to rely on social security. >> yeah, for sure. >> this is the thing though. you are an amateur art collector. so you had a sense that there was some value. from a small town in oklahoma, what made this a fascination? >> well, the first one, which is this one here, i bought in a little antique store in england. and once i owned it, it was pretty much downhill from there. >> you fell in love? >> yeah. >> they really are, they're beautiful. the detail on them is unbelievable. now that you know what they're worth? what do you do? you could sell them and that's retirement right there. what are you going to do.
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>> i don't know yet. i'll just have to kind of see what my options are and go from there. it's kind of a double-edged sword though. something i used to hold and enjoy and really love, now has to go into a bank vault. >> you can't touch it. we're not touching it. we're not going near it. >> so you would like to find someplace where you can touch them and enjoy them? >> i would really like to keep the collection together if at all possible and somewhere i could have visitation rights. >> congratulations. >> good luck to you. i'm stepping away. i feel nervous around them because they're so -- yes. >> all right. up next, journey live in concert right after these messages. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ >> narrator: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota.
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>> a favorite for meredith vieira and for all of us, "don't stop believing." ladies and gentlemen, journey! ♪ just a small town girl living in a lonely world ♪ ♪ she took the midnight train going anywhere ♪ ♪ just a city boy born and raised in south detroit ♪ ♪ he took the midnight train going anywhere ♪
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♪ a singer in a smoky room ♪ the smell of wine and cheaper fume ♪ ♪ for a smile they can share the night ♪ ♪ it goes on and on and on and on ♪ ♪ strangers waitin' up and down the boulevard ♪ ♪ their shadows searchin' in the night ♪ ♪ street lights people ♪ livin' just to find emotion ♪ hiden somewhere in the night
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♪ working hard to get my fill ♪ everybody wants the thrill paying anything to roll the dice just one more time ♪ ♪ some will win ♪ some will lose ♪ some were born to sing the blues ♪ ♪ oh the movie never ends it goes on and on and on and on ♪ strangers waiten up and down the boulevard ♪ ♪ their shadows searching in the night ♪ ♪ street lights people living
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just to find emotion ♪ ♪ hiding somewhere in the nig night ♪ ♪ ♪ don't stop believing ♪ hold on to that feeling ♪ street lights people ♪ don't stop believe iing ♪ ♪ hold on yeah ♪ street lights people
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♪ don't stop believing ♪ hold on to that feeling ♪ streetlights people ♪ don't stop >> don't stop believing, more music straight ahead from journey. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ journey released their best-selling album "escape." since that time they've gone on to sell more than 80 million albums worldwide. brand new album out now called
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"eclipse." journey is here. guys, nice to have you on the plaza. good morning. you've been here for a long time, all right? and i was reading what you said about this new album. you said, i'm in love with this album and i haven't been able to say that about an album in a long time. why? why do you like this one so much? >> it just has a flow from beginning to end. you know, it's not one song, it's another one. it's a story. the whole album is a story. >> you joined the band in 2007, right? >> yes. >> how do you feel you're fitting in? it's been a few years now but do you feel you fit in well? >> have, you know, up to now it's still unbelievable. you know, i feel so weird, oh, my god, i'm with the boys, now i'm with the big boys. >> the nice thing is, there have been changes in the band, jonathan. the band has also added new fans. you've got a lot -- for example, "glee," you're in the premier episode. we gave tribute to you recently. did you see this a month ago?
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when meredith left we saw our version of "don't stop believing." >> i'm neil, by the way. >> oh, i'm sorry. i said it wrong. i apologize. but, no, did you like the fact that you got a mix of people now? >> absolutely. it's great. you know, the more fans, the better. our audience is getting younger and younger by the day, it seems. >> momentous occasion about to take place because the nielsen company has just certified that "don't stop believing" is the number one single from the 20 th century. all right? >> whoa! >> we have a plaque here to commemorate it. how does that feel for you guys? >> amazing. that's amazing. >> what an honor. that's really cool. it's all these people out there. >> that's right. >> we love you. thank you. >> congratulations. what are you guys going to play now? >> we're going to play "city of
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hope". >> our new song. >> ladies and gentlemen, once again, journey. ♪ ♪ people waiting for some kind of sign from above ♪ ♪ lost in the shadows of doubt need a message of love ♪ ♪ nothing is certain in
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uncertain times ♪ ♪ hard to see beyond the greed and the crime ♪ ♪ oh the faithful refuse to give up ♪ ♪ homeless and hungry survive just enough ♪ ♪ learn to smile through it all ♪ ♪ they are blessed from above ♪ never stop believin' ♪ change will come ♪ there's a city of hope beyond our fears ♪ ♪ where miracles happen where truth can be heard ♪ ♪ don't you want to go to the city of hope ♪ ♪ found in a place to never give
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up or where to go ♪ ♪ don't you want to go to the city of hope ♪ ♪ on the edge of the world across oceans of blue ♪ ♪ it's a place where a dream has a chance to come true ♪ ♪ don't be fooled by illusions or falling from grace ♪ ♪ make your own destiny ♪ find your own place ♪ where the streets beat the last things of trouble ever own play ♪ ♪ never stop believin' ♪ change will come
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♪ come on ♪ there's a city of hope beyond our fears ♪ ♪ where miracles happen where truth can be heard ♪ ♪ don't you want to go to the city of hope ♪ ♪ >> we're back with more music from journey in a moment, but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ and now the song that you chose on "today's" viewer contest. the song is "faithfully." men, take it away!
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♪ highway run into the midnight sun ♪ ♪ the wheels go round and round ♪ ♪ you're on my mind ♪ restless hearts sleep alone tonight ♪ ♪ sending all my love along the wire ♪ ♪ they say that the road ain't no place to start a family ♪ ♪ right down the line it's been you and me ♪ ♪ and loving a music man ain't always what it's supposed to be ♪ ♪ whoa girl you stand by me
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♪ i'm forever yours ♪ faithfully ♪ come on ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ faithfully ♪ i'm still yours
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♪ i'm still yours ♪ forever yours ♪ faithfully yeah ♪ ever yours ♪ oh whoa oh oh >> and one more time to go, but first, your local news.
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8:55 is your time now. look at the haze, heat and humidity back in the nation's capital. tom will have the forecast after news. good morning, i'm eun yang. today will be leslie johnson's last day on the council. her res pignation takes effect today. the council will hold a special election in 90 days. changes in the works for the eastern market and it could mean fewer vendors. a new development at could cut down the space to two-thirds. the project needs to be approved by the historic preservation review board. a look at forecast. we'll be right back. when your eyes are smiling... you're smiling. and when they're laughing... you're laughing.
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good morning. hot and humid now, into the 80s. later today near 100 by midafternoon, exceed the record of 99 at reagan national. cooler for the weekend. now, danella, how's traffic? >> delays outer loop of the beltway in maryland new hampshire avenue. driving by 15 miles an hour. delays to georgia avenue. back to you. >> thanks, danella. more news, weather and traffic in 25 minutes. see you then.
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♪ we're back now with more on "today" on a friday morning. 29th day of july, 2011. we have a crowd that has just been thrilled by a great show by journey out here on the plaza. a little rain earlier in the morning did not stop a great crowd from gathering.
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certainly did not stop a great concert. there's more music from the guys in just a couple of minutes. >> thumbs up. >> out on the plaza, matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and savannah guthrie. coming up, great deals when you travel. >> that's right. it all turns out you need the right credit card to get free rooms and hotels and vip treatment from some of the airport lounges. we'll show you which card you need. and you may get information when you are concerned about having a flat stomach. some information is not just the obvious like don't eat things that make you bloat or vitamins and what you drink can cause you to bloat. jill martin will be back with the steals and deals exclusively for "today" show viewers. today she's got men's shirts, jewelry, shoes, some up to eight by% off. i have a journeys concert t-shirt that will go for 100% off in a few minutes.
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takers? >> we've got a lot to get to. let's go inside. natalie is standing by at the news desk. she has taken off her journey t-shirt and back in her work attire. >> exactly. good morning. in the news, for the third day house republicans will try to pass the debt ceiling bill considered dead an arrival in the senate. crushing setback from john boehner. he was unraable to rally enough votes from his own party. both republicans and democrats are talking about defense cuts. police in texas are praising a local gun store owner for reporting a suspicious customer buying large quantity of ammunition. that customer turned out to be nasr abdo, a 21-year-old soldier ho had admitted to planning another attack on ft. hood. weapons to carry out the attack was found in a hotel room where he was arrested. he was absent without leave from the army. johnson & johnson are lowering the daily dose of
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maximum strength tylenol pain reliever from eight pills to six to reduce the risk of overdose. now to an alarming case of a child missing since monday. nbc's michelle franzen is at the search command center in new hampshire. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. investigators here both from at the fbi as well as local from several different agencies have been meeting here this past hour and already search teams have been spanning out. we've got helicopters overhead, dog search canine crews also searching as well as the nearby rivers. it's an overwhelming response for this community with fewer than 1,000 people. and the residents here have been overwhelmed with a scale of this investigation now stretching into nearby vermont and across the border into canada, which is just a mile from here. residents are also overcome by their emotions as they wait and hope for her safe return.
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>> vanished, the search is intensifying for 11-year-old celina cass, last seen on her computer in her family's home monday night in new hampshire, a small community of 800 just a mile from the canadian border. investigators say there are no signs of struggle or reason to believe cass ran away or was abducted, and not enough evidence to issue an amber alert. >> she was last seen in her house, so we don't have a last seen thing, a vehicle description, we don't have a direction of travel. >> reporter: few clues but enough for the fbi to bring in its elite child abduction unit. their main focus that cass' home, poring over phone records. the computer could give investigators the break they need. >> was she in chat room, was she on facebook, was she corresponding with strangers she didn't know. >> reporter: meanwhile, federal, state, and local police, fish and game officers and dozens of
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volunteers are searching the town and nearby wooded areas and posting fliers everywhere. her disappearance and the attention on this small town is taking its toll. last night at a candlelight vigil, friends struggled to hold on to hope as the days go by without word. >> all of you can kiss your kids good night tonight or tomorrow or whenever you see them again. we don't know if we're going to be able to do that with celina. this community wants her home. >> reporter: and the last few days investigators have also been going door to door. this is a community, natalie, where everyone knows everyone. that could also give police the tips they need. >> we certainly hope there's good news to report there. michelle franzen, thank you. the world's population will reach the 7 billion mark by the end of this year. that is more than double what it was just 50 years ago. most of the growth is taking place in fragile developing
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countries. unusual anniversary gift for zsa zsa gabor from her husband, a 44-foot tall billboard in los angeles celebrating the couple's 25 years together. the prince's ailing wife is feeling better. it cost $58,000. his time with zsa zsa is priceless. it is six minutes past the hour. let's go back outside with matt, ann, and savannah. >> natalie, thank you >> a chanchants of journey from crowd. >> a check of the weather? >> it's pretty good. let's show you what's happening. first, we've got tropical storm don out there, 255 miles southeast of corpus chris tri, texas, west-northwest, moving 14 miles per hour. it's going to make tropical storm warnings from rio grande river to matag rochorda.
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rainfall not great. heavy rain is going to be south into mexico, brownsville may get grazed by it on the current path. we could use some of the rain but not going to happen. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. the heat is on. hitting mid 80s throughout the region. past 9:00 in the morning and we've got a lot of humidity around as well. eel have afternoon highs soaring to upper 90s. it may get near 100 by midafternoon for a brief time and feeling like 105 with humidity. and then tomorrow, lower humidity moving in, saturday, partly cloudy, highs low to mid 90s. and on sunday, still not a lot of humidity around. highs low 90s, partly cloudy. settled pattern into next week. highs into >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? all right, al, thanks. this morning on "today's" health, beating the bloat. besides the obvious, salt and beans and broccoli, there are some you may not know about. joy bauer wrote about this in
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the august issue of "woman's day" magazine. >> from journey to bloat. >> this looks like my average day of eating right here. let's talk about what causes bloating in the first place. >> well, after you rule out serious medical issues, everyday bloat is caused by water retention, salty foods, or gassy foods that tend to pump us up with air. and in these hot, humid months, it could leave you feeling horrible. >> absolutely. let's talk about some of these obvious offenders. which are they? >> salt is definitely the first one. you have to be an investigators and look on labels and go for brands that are lower on salt, specifically when it comes to canned soup and salad dressings and pasta sauces and frozen entrees. >> beans and lentils you say can put on the bloat. >> they do. i feel so bad saying that because they're incredibly healthy and i would never want anyone to stop eating them. unfortunately they are fermented and they sometimes can cause gas
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which then pushes against our insides and leaves us feeling uncomfortable. maybe a cup a day. >> and also vegetables. another thing i'm sure you want people to eat. they can in some cases cause bloating. >> specifically the vegetables in the cabbage family, broccoli, kaully ka kaully cauliflower, brussel sprouts. >> let's talk about the sneaky culprits, the things we may not expect. i'm surprised, sugar-free hard candy? >> anything sugar-free because sometimes companies will use sugar alcohols. typically the ol in the agreed yentd and if you eat excessive amounts of this, whoa! you will be gassy and uncomfortable and bloated. >> that sounds terrible, joy. you also say fiber and calls supposed supplements. >> before carbohydrate it is you eat them in large amounts can also cause bloat. if you have a huge bowl of pasta or a large bag keel or hoagie r,
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you're going to have a temporary weight gain, bloat the next morning. it's temporary but uncomfortable. slim back on the car hydrate, add protein and you will be fine. >> pasta is another thing. back, we were talking about the fiber and calcium supplements, aren't they supposed to help? >> yes. a lot of people take fiber supplements because they're con cities pa conversatio constipated but they expand. if you need them gradually increase the amount you're taking and drink a lot of water with them because that's going to help. and calcium supplements, this is interesting. two different types. calcium carbonate through some people are harder to digest. if that is an issue for you switch to a calcium citrate. >> what is pro bite ticks? >> pro buy at tibiotics aid in .
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so they're going to help you to debloat if you have a serious issue. another thing that's called vino, which is an enzyme that helps to breakdown and digest the gassy foods we talk about. if you're bloated and meeting friends for mexican bean burrito night pop a beano before you eat a burrito. >> vegetables can cause bloating but apparently how you prepare them matters. >> cooked vegetables are much easier on your system than raw vegetables. that would be a good thing to know for somebody who is has a little bit of puffiness. >> here's an easy solution, chew your food thoroughly. >> work it, work it. help your digestion system and you will swallow less air. >> minimize carbonated beverages. >> everybody shouldn't automatically do this but if you are bloated laid off of this
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foods. >> something we should drink instead is teas? >> this is cool. peppermint, ginger, and fennel tea can help dispel gas. if you're feeling a little lousy sip on it throughout the day. it's going to help. >> a lot of good advice and  tips. coming up next, joy's steals and deals. exclusive disjoucountdiscounts. and later, the secrets to getting that celebrity body from the trainer to the stars. that's right after these messages. [ male announcer ] every day, thousands of people are switching from tylenol to advil. here's one story. i'm sean. i switched to advil 10 months ago. cyclists are a crazy bunch. when you're out there trying to push to your limits, you have some pain and it can be really vicious. i really like advil because it takes care of it all. neck, shoulder pain and definitely with cycling, lower back pain. i switched to advil and i've stuck with it. it works when i need it to.
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deals, this morning we have something for everyone. we have sandals for you ladies, nice shirts for the guys, even jewelry that would make a great gift. "today" and "us weekly"s a items exclusively for you, our "today" show viewers. good morning. for the folks who may be new to this, explain lou this woerks. >> if you are new to this, run to your computers. retailers bring us these deals. we have up to 90% off. go on to and you will get a code and it will link you to the retailer's website but you have to go fast because it is limited. there are backup deals but if you want what's onset today, go right now. >> be patient because sometimes they get overloaded. so let's talk about the great first item. we have aerosoles and they have a 3 3/4-inch wedge heel platform. they come in six different colors, as you see here. perfect heels are popular with women. >> super comfortable. >> when you were dancing outs e outside. reta retail, $69. flexible, rubber soles.
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3 3/4 wedge. special heel rest design. you said the colors, red, gold, silver, beige, brown, black. $69. the deal, $25. 54% off. great investment to take you through the summer. >> and they really are the most comfortable. >> they are. >> and then over here, let's talk jewelry because we always love when you bring us jewelry deals. you've got some great necklaces by laila. two different kinds of necklaces here today. tell us about them. >> capture the day and capture the month pendant. the detaretail, $190. i love this as a gift or for yourself or for luke and josh to put around your neck. you take the month, celebrity day is january. they give you the month and then you will take a swarovski crystal and put it on the actual day that your son or daughter was born or for the anniversary and there's a month. >> this is the month p. >> either by day or month. you can layer them.
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available on 18 karat gold plated or silverplated. they can be layered. $190 is the retail. and celebrity fans, eva longoria, brittiney spears, jessica simpson, $38. great nice. >> great idea. i like the idea of layering them as you have kids different birthdays and things. >> fun. >> hope you remember their birthdays. and then over here, do you want to brighton your smile you've got this tooth whitening system. it's the 30-second smile toothbrush and whitening system. >> this is the new craze. who doesn't whiter teeth? 120. 30-second smile unit. two sets of brushes, ultra, floss and standard. the company says only electric toothbrush that safely brushes your teeth perfectly in 30 seconds. cleans all of your teeth six times faster than other brushes
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and approved and recommended by dentists and peridontists and kids, too. make your teeth nine shades whiter in two weeks. retail is $120. the deal is $25. that's 79% off to whiter teeth. >> pretty amazing. okay. now, i know the guys have been checking these shirts out because they are really great  looking and they feel great. these are crate denim shirts. two styles to show us. i think mark victor, our senior producer, would love them. >> i always know when the guys in the studio are saying i'm going to order that because they're hot. so i love these shirts. crate denim shirts. retail, $90. two styles. sam bray and blue and gray. and sigingham woven shirt. slim fitting. this is for a lot of men. they love that look. they are manufactured in the u.s. and the company's best-selling garment. retail, $90. deal, $29. 68% off.
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>> wow. that is amazing. and they're really cool looking. >> they're soft and cool. >> and slim cut. if your o're ordering, keep than mind for the sizing. finally, the big ticket item last. this is another thing that i think a lot of guys and ladies are going to be excited about. the tomtom navigation system or gps package. >> we wanted to do a gps again because last time we sold about 10,000 in nine minutes. people get lost and a lot of people are finding their way because of us. >> thank goodness. >> the tomtom excel 330 gps, the retail $199.95. this is a special bundle exclusive to them. portable navigation system. it's small. high sensitivity gps chip set. preloaded maps. extra wide touch screen. carrying case and extra car charger. retail, $199.95. the deal, $69.98. 65% off.
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and this, logon fast because i know these will go quickly. >> another 10,000 units will be sold in nine minutes. jill martin, as always, great, great items here. thank you for bringing them to us and our "today" show you viewers. to view them, wedge sandal by aerosoles. capture the day and capture the month pendant by leila, the 30-second smile and the crate shirts and tomtom gps system. for all the deals head to for the promotion code and the sites offering these deals. if you want more details, jill is going to be taking questions on twitter. send her a tweet on our "today" show twitter page and she will answer your questions all day long. still to come, how to get the vip treatment when you travel just by using your credit card. and another song from journey. but first, these messages.
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coming up, secrets of getting a hollywood body. >> plus, one more song from journey. your local news and weather
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9:26 is your time now. another hot, hazy, humid day on for store us. good morning, i'm eun yang. federal agents raid a local school's offices. immigration fish are concerned the university of northern virginia allowing too many foreign students into the country. the university of northern virginia is an unacredited for-profit private college. agents did not make any arrests. we'll take a
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good morning. heat continues to build. the humidity is high. climbing into the low and mid 80s. and it feels like mid 90s already, with the humidity. later as we reach by 100, it will feel like 105 to 110 with humidity. lower humidity in time for the within. both days low to mid 90s, partly cloudy. next week the pattern continues, not too humid. highs low and mid 90s. small chance of storm monday. and perhaps on thursday. how's traffic? >> good morning. traveling on new york avenue, you're going to see delays starting at the times plant. they're going continue towards florida avenue. and american legion bridge is clear, but i can tell you as you continue on the outer loop of
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the beltway in maryland heading in virginia delays are between the dulles toll road and 66. >> thanks so much. we'll have more news, weather, traffic for you in 25 minutes. for now, bac
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♪ maroon 5 has been burning up the charts for more than a better part of decade. they're bringing their rock pop sound to the plaza next friday on "today." be sure to stop on by. another music great this morning, one more song from today's summer concert stars, famous band of all times, journey. al has all their songs on his ipod. they're going to sing another one in a few minutes. right, al? >> oh, yeah. >> don't be shy. we know that you love journey. >> meanwhile --
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>> that '80s rock for you. meanwhile, coming up, we're going to talking about saving money while you travel. >> absolutely. one of the ways to save big buck is to have the right credit card. you can get anything from free hotel rooms to discount rates and access to their vip airport lounge. >> nice. >> details coming up. also ahead, we've got the secrets of the stars when it comes to getting into shape, especially in these last few months of summer. celebrity trainer has all the right moves to get you in tip-top shape like the stars. >> he's doing the superman. >> yeah. >> let's hope that's what he's doing. >> all right. first, starting to see jenna is here and amy is here as they join us on fridays. a preview of what's coming up on the weekend show. >> big show coming up. we are talking about running out of time for a deadline for a at the time deal just days away. both sides continue their war of words. is it too late to avoid a financial catastrophe? the latest from washington. plus, watching the weather. keeping a close eye on tropical storm don as it turns closer to
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the texas coastline. forecasters say it probably won't become a hurricane but we are live from the texas coast to follow it for you. also talking about amanda knox. we will go live to italy where the american is appealing her murder conviction. she's counting on dna evidence to free her, but will it? and then on a lighter note, lights, camera, action, on the set of "white collar" and talking to the stars of the hot new tv show. did i say hot? all that and more coming up this weekend on "today." he's a cutie. >> and what about the guy? >> that's nice of you. thanks. >> speaking of hotness and temperatures, al, a check of the weather. >> we're going to havet risk of storms upper mississippi river valley. hot in the pacific northwest. looking at sizzling conditions through the gulf coast. sunday, sunday, expect more warm weather in the northeast and new england. hot weather through the ohio river valley into the mississippi river valley.
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showers through the northwest with monsoonal moisture. that's what's go on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> the heat is on just past 9:30 in the morning. hitting mid 80s. right now 85 at reagan national, feels like mid 90s with humidity. later today reach near 100, hazy sunshine, it feel like 105 to 110. lower humidity with cooler weather, just in time for saturday and sunday, afternoon highs low to mid 90s. and as we get into next week, highs into the 90s each >> what about your toes? >> another story on "weekend today." but first, the credit cards that maybe you don't know about, right after this. stuff around your house. but we don't make stuff.
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this morning on "today's" travel, how to get the best travel perks on your credit card. we have the editorial director at traveler and you've got tips on which cards are the best. good to see you. >> good to see you, too, al. >> fascinating statistics. americans earn over $48 billion worth of frequent flier miles and points last year? >> exactly. equal to the gdp of sri lanka. >> it's amazing. >> i know. >> other than flights, what can you use those points for? >> you can use them for hotel stays, you can use them to get extra leg room, bypass the security lines at the airport, free breakfast, free wi-fi. airlines have found all these things to charge us for so these cards are a great way to cut back on that spending. >> for last-minute travel, can you use these? >> sure. i mean, it's essentially a credit card that's giving you travel rewards. so any purchase that you make racking up. >> let's get to the good stuff. hotel credit card is really the
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trick and the key to getting freeh hotel rooms. >> right. you can get a lot of bang for your buck because if demand drops then airlines are going to cut flights from the schedule but hotels don't have that flexibility. anything we can to incentivize you to stay. they will give you a third flight for free or free upgrade for breakfast, free why why. >> what are good hotel cards? >> hyatt, visa. two free nights across the world, tokyo, paris, and a lot of affordable hotels here in the united states. and it's easy to rack up points with that one. another great one that is flexible is starwood american express because starwood owns sheraton, w, weston, all levels of hotels. when you sign up to get $25,000 points, six nights of category one or two hotels. you can also apply for those points to airfare with no blackout dates. that's a very flexible, useful card. >> when you bring up no blackout
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dates, what is the key to getting around those? >> american airlines actually has the most reward travel. if you like that airline, their credit card is really great just for availability. you're not going to run into that as much. unfortunately as we all know, there are blackout dates with most cards. >> when you talking about airports, the vip lounge. >> right. >> everybody -- you want to get behind that door. >> exactly. you're escaping the crowds, you're going to get a great seat, a drink, a snack, wi-fi. you don't have to have a first class or business class ticket to getting a cess. >> really? >> no, the platinum american express cards will allow you to 600 around the world. there's continental presidential plus card, us airways, frequent flier, great card. it has tons of other perks group escape the security lines, free checked bags and on and and and on. >> it becomes worth it. >> it becomes worth it if you travel a lot. >> when you go over seas a lot of credit cards charge that 3%
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transaction fee. >> i think that's a fee that escapes a lot of people's attention and seems insignificant but it mounts up when you're talking about hotels and restaurants. you're spending a lot abroad. >> anyway around that? >> yes. capital one has never charged an overseas transaction fee. it has seven cards that don't charge the overseas transaction fee and also the american express platinum. if you have a card and you're not sure, read the fine print. get on the phone and call someone before you get on that flight because it's nonnegotiable. once it's on your credit card statement and it's, again, totally unnecessary to pay it. >> enrollment bonuses. you see the ads for the free airline tickets, stuff like that. is it true? >> yes, absolutely true. at 25,000 miles, sort of baseline. that used to be generous. the key is to really get on the web, go to freefrequentf or
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this morning on get fit today, hollywood summer body secrets revealed. there's still time to get fit fast and strengthen and cardio moves from trainer. good morning. >> good morning. >> really, it's almost august. do we have time to get fit for summer? >> we have time. the key to getting your goid back in shape is to get back. pull everything back. >> okay. >> we're going to show you a bunch of exercises today that my clients use to look great on the red carpet and in their bikinis in the summer. >> let's start with la tonya. these are moves that lady gaga do this and r rihannrihanna. >> all my clients do this. you have great posture. that's important. >> thank you. >> sometimes people focus too much on the front of their body, push-ups. they sit at their computer all day, on their pdas. this opens the body up,
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strengthens the muttl s ths the upper back. >> how many of these tus does she have to do? >> three sets of 20 reputations. this is a reverse fly, sitting on your kitchen chair. she's just basically flying. >> could she if she were really strong do it with weights? >> she could. i don't think you really need to much resistance when you're working on such a small area like this, very small muscles p you can see right now she's able to handle so three pound dumbbell, that's great. >> great. the core, the abs are super important. you have clients like katy perry, all into their abs. they want to look good from every ang. >> they do. this is great because as you begin to do this exercise, not only is she crunching up but also twisting. there's a twisting moment. it's called a bicycle crunch. if you do it a little nast fast pick up the pace. >> hurry up. just kidding! >> as she crunches her abs are
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engaged and forward and back and a twist that also gets the corset and pulls her abs in. this can make your abs pull in and look smaller. >> do you do abs every day or should you give it a break? >> you should never do the same ab exercise every day. while this focuses on a certain ab area, maybe the next day move laterally. a different day we're going to showou -- >> keep going, jennifer, faster. just kidding. >> melanie is going to demonstrate superman or superwoman. in this exercise notice she's bringing her arms straightforward, her legs straight back. up and down. >> what is that working, her core? >> strengthening the opposite of what we always do, we do crunch, crunch, crunch. after a while these muscles becomes so strong they pull your forward. she has to strengthen the opposite muscles to pull back again. it's all about pulling back. she can do another variation and alternating superwoman. >> let's see alternating. >> she does it. okay. notice not only is she really pulling her lower back but she's also working her gluts and her
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butt. it's an added benefit. great movement. >> can poor jennifer stop now? >> no. >> la tonya is over there dying. >> everyone keep going. workout for the day. >> circuit? >> a lot of my clients don't have a lot of time. basically we have one exercise after the next after the next after the next. doesn't waste any time. keeps your heart rate up. fat burning zone all the time. jumping rope with no rope. you can't mess up. we don't need a rope. you can get interesting, you can be all on one leg, all on the other leg and now straight down to the ground and begin an upper -- lower body exercise. >> keep going. >> and the first exercise here she's going to put her heels on the ball, roll her heels s is towards her, work her hamstrings. let's say she's done 20, then grab dumbbells to work her arms. did her legs and now her arms. straight up to the ceiling.
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20 repetitions of these. now she's going to drop the weight. now abdominals. hands behind her head. roll the ball into her working her abs. here's a great way to go one after the next after the neks. she does 20 of these. looef leaves the ball. stands up. cardio cooldown. cardio, upper body, lower body, cardio. >> for how long? >> depends how much time you have. but maybe she could do four circuits of that, that would be great. now she's jumping rope or doing jumping jacks and a whole bunch of different things. >> heather, great. these guys are still going. that is the way to demonstrate your commitment. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> great ideas. you could do these anywhere. right? >> you can. yes, and back. train your back, train your back, train your back. coming up next, our our summer concert is not over. one more song from super band june any. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> narrator: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> before we get one more song from the guys, coming up, craig ferguson is stopping by. >> plus, ideas for bringing the beach indoors. >> but first, here's journey again singing "anyway you want it." ♪ any way you want it ♪ that's the way you need it ♪ any way you want it ♪ she loves to laugh ♪ she loves to sing ♪ she does everything ♪ she loves to move ♪ she loves to groove ♪ she loves the loving things ♪ all night all night ♪ oh every nights ♪ so hold tight ♪ hold tight ♪ obey by hold tight ♪ yes she said
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♪ any way you want it that's the way you need it ♪ ♪ any way you want it ♪ i said any way you want it that's the way you need it ♪ ♪ any way you want it ♪ i was alone ♪ i never knew what good love could do ♪ ♪ oh then we touched ♪ then we sang about the lovin' things ♪ ♪ oh all night all night ♪ oh every night ♪ so hold tight hold tight ♪ obey by hold tight ♪ oh she said any way you want it ♪ ♪ that's the way you need it ♪ any way you want it ♪ she said any way you want it ♪ that's the way you need it any way you want it ♪ ♪
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already a scorcher out there here in the nation's capital friday july 29th. i'm bar ra harrison. good morning. in the news at this hour, today will be leslie johnson's last day on prince george's county council she resign after pleading guilty to evidence tafrerring in a federal investigation. the redskins take the field. holding the first practice the day after training camp officially opened. first practice opened to the public tomorrow at 8:30. let's find out about the weather we've got out there. tom? >> it is around 95 degrees, already in washington. and it's near 90 in the suburbs. we've got the high humidity in place and later today, it won't get up to around 100 degrees and hold steady for several hours
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this afternoon, feeling like 105, 110 with humidity. lower humidity for the weekend, saturday and sunday low mid 90s, partly cloudy. as we get into next week, each day into the low and mid 90s. danella? >> good morning, let's start out with a look at 270 in maryland. west montgomery avenue. 270 heading south towards the spur, nothing in the roadways slowing you down. a look at the key bridge, key bridge looking great, as well traffic is slowing quite nicely. 395, clear from the beltway to the 14th street brid
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from nbc news, this is "today," can kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. can you believe it? we've made it to try-day friday, it's july 29th. wow. but it is the beginning of the weekend. >> it is, and we are headed to the hamptons. >> can we go on the road any more than we have been? >> i know it. >> but it will be fun. >> on saturday we're going to do a joint book signing in southampton on jobs lane in front of jennifer miller's jewelry store. 3:00 to 4:00. >> and it can't be any later than that.
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because then we've got to get all spiffed. because then we're going off to a benefit for the ellen harmonson breast center in bridge hampton. >> it's a breast cancer gathering and it's -- >> kim cattrall and you. >> why are we being honored? >> i don't know. >> but you no what, we're going to raise money for a good cause. >> once again, we don't deserve it, but thank you, we'll be there. >> there was a guy who came on our show a while back and he talked about awkward family photos and his book became this run-away best seller. >> it was hysterical. >> now he's done awkward family vacation photos. the first one is called "when nature calls." >> okay? >> oh, my gosh. >> sitting on the pot. >> this one is called final destination, i guess that says it all. >> that looks like it's from the '60s or something. >> hoda, is that you, in the blue shirt? >> be very careful what you're
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saying. >> so the next one is about, you know when you set the automatic timers and you try to get in? the guy whose feet are stuck up, he ran and fell into the drink in the pond. >> that's called splash. >> wow. >> some people have family reunions over the summertime and check out this one. you might want to rethink that idea. everyone has got the matching outfits. >> this is the only time it works. >> here's another long-lost family photo. >> oh, even dad had on the shirt. &háhp &hc& later. >> if you've ever gone and taken a picture in front of one of the green screens. she's got a floating head. >> my eyes are so bad. that's not a t-shirt, that's the city. >> that's unfortunate. >> yes. >> and here's the last one. i thin are in the love tunnel. in the tunnel of love. y know why they did that together. >> that's some sort of a contest? >> yes.
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>> there's cody. >> who put that picture in? [ laughter ] ! >> that's one of my favorites. >> is mark traub is in the control room? >> that's really interesting and hilarious. >> but wait, there's a contest, if you enter your awkward family vacation photo, you could win $20,000 by august 2nd. so go on the web. >> just go on the worldwide web. >> even i know what that stands for. >> www. >> did you -- this is something i thought i had learned a long time ago. with life, you learn that doing something brings more happiness than having something. owning something. >> yeah. >> okay? >> i agree with that, i think when you -- i remember events and moments more than i remember things i've gotten, ever, ever. >> let's fog this through. >> go on, take me on the road. >> you have now, jay. >> yes.
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>> so is it the experiences you're having with jay? or is it jay? >> that's not what they're talking about. they're talking about buying things. >> i don't own him. >> he doesn't own me. but i think it's about -- yeah. like i remember vacations more than i remember, here's a bracelet. >> but what if you went on a vacation with jay, which you're about to do? >> yes, we are going on vacation. and then what? >> i own -- >> i think it's the survey which probably has cost a million bucks, to tell us what we already know. which it's the little things in life. >> yes, it is. it is the little things in life. >> all right. >> a beautiful new song -- called "the little things in life" which we should play. >> i want to hear it. >> okay, good. >> so if you are going on a vacation this summer, there's still time to go on one. they have these things called treehouse vacations. >> do you ever remember seeing the movie "swiss family robinson" when you were a little
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kid, and they had that amazing tree house, and you wanted to live there. >> yes, and when i went to disney world, i only wanted to go to that tree house and stay there. you can do that on vacation now. >> you have different spots where you can go and it's a modern tree house where you can go. this is in hawaii. it's a secret romantic spot built for two, it's only $185 a night. they say it's a honeymoon spot. and you climb up the ladder and there you are, in your tree fort. >> and there's one in costa rica. >> that's a neat one. they used all wood to make that. it's taken from fallen trees, it sleeps five and that's $300 a night. >> wow, look how beautiful that is. this one is in nicaragua, it overlooks the pacific ocean. it's a little creeky. >> oh, a pool up there? >> i'm sorry. it's supported by massive eucalyptus trees, as strong as can be. >> $150 a night?
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it's beautiful. >> but it's in nicaragua. did i say that right? >> if you are in a hotel room, sometimes you can hear voices from across the hall. >> can you hear a lot of things. a lot of things you -- >> i'll never get over where we just were. in jamaica with you and jay next door. >> stop it! >> they're calling rooms snor snore-proof. >> that can mean proof of a lot of sounds, but they've made these rooms snore-proof. so you can't hear the people next to you. >> they're sound absorption rooms. they've made it so -- anyway. >> where is it? >> it's in the crown plaza. the crown plaza is offering that information. >> i would like to try that. >> they say it's a bunch of research and that it works. >> they say that, it isn't only when you hear someone in the room next door. >> i would pay an awful lot of money for the person that could get me an eight-hour night sleep
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with no interruptions, something i've not had in 20 years. >> but you don't sleep. >> christine just said something, i don't know why. >> i'm taking umbrage. >> what did she say? >> did she say you sleep eight hours? >> oh, heads will roll. all right. you know what today is? >> time for your friday funny! [ laughter ] >> is that more laughs than i get? >> there's only so much say you can say on nice family television show. >> give it. >> jennifer's wedding day was coming up and not even her parents' nasty divorce could dampen her excitement. her mother had found the perfect dress and would be the best-dressed mother of the bride ever. but a week/+ñ later, jennifer learned that her father's new, young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother. jennifer asked her father's young wife to exchange it, but she said, absolutely not. when jennifer told her mother, her mom said, not to worry, honey, that she would just get a
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new dress for the special day. nice, huh? a few days later jennifer's mom found another gorgeous dress, when they stopped for lunch jennifer asked her mother, aren't you going to return the first dress? you really don't have anywhere else to wear it. to which her mother smiled and replied, of course i do, dear, i'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner, the night before the wedding! >> it's national cheesecake day. we're going to take a bite while we bring on the one and only -- bobbie thomas! >> how are you? >> boy, that's the color-blocking thing you've been talking about, huh? >> yes. i like wearing unexpected colors. >> you look good. >> thank you. >> okay. so nails are big news around here. i'm obsessed with nails and leave it to chanel, the trend-setter, they always have a hit nail color. right now they've just released this new fall collection of metall metallics. they have fantastic eye colors that don't crease, and this fantastic pedi-doe color is
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green. it's like a green-gold-blue. >> i also came across another trend, nail art has been so huge. magnetic nail polish. you heard it, right. if you look close up on the sheet all of these designs were created with this magnet. this is by lcn. there's a few other companies coming out this fall. if you hold the magnet, keep a close-up on this bottle. you get a tight picture and i take the magnet off, you'll see the star design. and the magnets will do that on wet nail polish on your nails and you can create different d.i.y. >> andrea is going to help me show off four new nail bling strips. these are like crystals for your nails. &háhp &hc& effect. and that's if you -- >> an easy way to do something new. >> if you want to funk it up. >> and then -- >> and who doesn't? >> and you can do different nail colors. >> all right. >> thank you, bobbie. this is the color you think i'm
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going to have to wear this fall, right? >> i think you're going to be obsessed with quartz. >> i love chanel. thank you. >> let's check in with sara, we've got a little fan update. >> on wednesday we're going to fill the plaza with the biggest zumba class that new york has ever seen. the best part is the creator of zumba is going to be here to show you how it's really done. so if you love taking zumba classes, or you've always wanted to, but haven't had the chance. catch the fever and come on down to the plaza with your workout gear on. go to to get on the sign-up list. >> come do it! come down on wednesday! >> you got it. >> you know what, make it fun. if it's fun, you know, you're not going to want to stop. >> you got it. coming a5up, a comedian, a funny, funny man, craig ferguson. >> he is so darn cute. >> he'll give us a sneak peek
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craig -- >> yes. >> this is him. >> hello. >> this is mr. christian louboutin. >> nice to meet you. you do very nice shoes. >> wow, tres tres chic. that is craig ferguson hitting the streets with actress kristen bell. >> let's just say france will never be the same again. >> how are you? >> i'm all right. >> what did you do do that city? >> i didn't do anything to the city. i just went there to do some late night television shows. we didn't have any budget or any money. much different than this lush affair that you have here.
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so we just took a card table and kristen is one of my favorite actresses and we set up the card table in the street and we did the show in the streets. >> you know what -- >> we were8ñ around the card table. >> that's a bit of the eiffel tower. >> you don't need anything when you're in paris, you're in paris. >> they said you have to rent a studio. and i said, once you're in the studio you could be in burbank. let's go to paris. >> why did you decide to go to paris? >> because we didn't have any money to rent a studio, if you're going to be in the street, you have to be in paris. kristen louboutin. he said that when women wear red on the heels of their shoes or the soles of their shoes, it makes them think of wanton sexuality. >> what? >> yeah, yeah. >> i get that. that's what i think of every time. >> on the bottom? you're not even looking at your heels. >> but you're thinking about it.
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>> is that what you think? >> he said it's like, it's like sexy underwear, it's like you know it's there, even if nobody else does. it's like, uh-huh. like the way i'm thinking of my underwear now. >> and what does your underwear look like? >> you don't have to see it, i just have to know. >> we first met doing the drew carey show. >> you were very nice to me. i was eighth banana on that show and you gave me a lovely cd of your songs. >> i can't sell them, i might as well give them away. >> it was lovely. you gave them to my first son had just been born. >> and you were very nice, you gave me lots of products for him. i remember. >> how old is your son now, i have two sons, one is ten and one is six months. >> six months? >> yeah. >> where did you meet your wife? is she also from europe? >> we met in a magicians convention. >> really? >> no, i made that up, i don't know why i lie to you like that. >> why? >> i don't know, i think it's because i'm wearing underwear that makes me think of wanton
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sexuality. no, we net in new york, at a new york is for children's charity event. i never told anyone this, i met her and i get introduced to her and i said, oh, you're very nice, and she said, i'm here with my boyfriend. and i went, it will never last. and she said, what makes you say that? and i said, because if you were here with me, you would never be over on the other side of the room talking to a man like me. and then she called me six months later when she broke up. >> did she really? >> yeah. >> what a great story. >> that same thing happened with frank. i understand that's true. a man that leaves you the minute you walk in the room to go work the room? >> yes. >> and that's right. and then, you look, wolves like me will be there. >> did you have quite the past? >> were you one of the guys that -- >> look at him. >> that cut quite a swath? >> i don't know if i cut a swath. but i kept myself entertained between activities. >> yeah. >> you've got something with courtney coming up, right?
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>> it's out of the bag now. >> we've been messing around with a game show idea for cbs. we'll see if it works. >> that worked for drew, too, when he left. >> have you seen drew since he lost all the weight? >> he's a shadow of his former self. >> i don't like it. >> he's not as love as lovable any more. >> he's been my friend for 20 years. i'm a little concerned because he said to me, do you want to go and run the 10-k in santa barbara? no, man! no, i do not. the best thing that can happen is i beat drew carey in a race? >> who would have ever thought? >> what is that? you know. and i don't like to be the fat guy running next to drew carey. wait up, drew! like, hey. >> when do we see paris? >> it starts on monday. >> well, thank you. >> we're so happy you're here. jimmy fallon loves you. >> i love jimmy. >> he's a huge fan. >> he's very, very nice. >> you've got a new boyfriend, haven't you? >> you know what, we're going
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to -- we're going to paris. >> are you really? maybe, maybe -- >> maybe you can get a pair of shoes with red on the soles. >> i like you. >> i think you know what i'm talking about. i can hook you up with the christian louboutin and your new boyfriend can buy you a pair of shoes. >> we're so glad to have you here. thank you. up next, hold on to your hat, we have questions for the fans to ask and me to answer. one, two, three, come on! when i say mango, you say pineapple! mango! [ crowd ] pineapple! mango! [ crowd ] pineapple! when i say pineapple, you say mango! pineapple! [ crowd ] mango! pineapple! [ crowd ] mango! now freeze! [ male announcer ] introducing the new mango pineapple real fruit smoothie from mccafé. bursting with fresh flavors, perfectly blended with ice and low-fat yogurt. when i say mmm, y'all say ahh! mmm! [ crowd ] ahh! mmm! [ crowd ] ahh!
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singing with my sister at a maximum security prison in san luis obispo. and one of them, charles manson, the guy that did all of the charlie manson's murders was my body guard while we were in the prison. >> and then all the power went out. >> just as we're singing -- ♪ what a friend we have in jesus ♪ and everybody starts singing "helter skelter." and the warden is there and -- i've had the weirdest career of top that, hodie! >> my scariest experience was probably baghdad after the statue fell. we got there right after the statue fell and it was like the wild wild west in baghdad. so that was scary. >> i clearly haven't lived enough with my life experience. >> next, amber and ashley, two sisters from texas. >> what's your favorite tv show? >> how cute are they?
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>> you know what's funny, i go back to an old staple. there are a lot of new shows i enjoy, but i love the "law & order" marathons. i've seen them already and i don't care. i could watch one after the next after the next. >> i'm not a big tv fan right now any more. but i grew up on the "i love lucy" and "mary tyler moore" and "newhart." >> when everything wasn't about -- >> reality. >> right. >> sara, thank you. still to come, beauty product winners that will help you defy your age. >> also ahead -- tv celebs from hgtv! xes. ♪ hey, i just finished painting in the kitchen. why is he still here? i think we should keep it. it speaks to me. [ voice ] don't paint me.
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is we're back on this try-day friday, and it's time for the ambush plaza makeover, where we pluck two ladies from the crowd and surprise them with a brand-new look. >> here to off the new makeovers is our crack makeover team, lewis lacari and "us weekly" contributor, jill martin. >> wild crowd outside. >> wild crowd. >> we saw many women, but two girls, two women, that had star quality and we just had to show it off. >> we got to get to it. >> first up, cindy watson, 60 years old from omaha, nebraska, she refused to cut her hair until her son returned from her
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tours to the national guard. now she's back home he's back home and she's ready for a brand-new look. >> well the whole family is here and we couldn't miss you. >> her son has had two tours, one in iraq and one in afghanistan and he just got back on monday. she vowed not to cut her hair until he got back and look at it. >> we're excited for her. she deserves it she's such a wonderful person. >> and now your baby is home and you're ready to cut your hair and get a whole new look? >> finally, absolutely. >> it will be worth the wait. >> are we ready for a new cindy? >> yes! >> okay, ladies. >> all right. look at the crowd. cindy's two sisters, four cousins and sister-in-law. this is a buckle up. keep your blindfolds on. here is cindy's before picture. all right, cindy, let's see the new you. >> oh, my god. wait -- you guys ready? ready? take off your blindfolds. take them off, take them off.
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>> are you ready to see yourself? ready? >> turn around, you're going to freak. [ cheers and applause ] [ screaming ] >> you are gorgeous! wow, wow, wow! >> louis! louis! crazy, hold on, let's listen. >> when i saw cindy. when i saw cindy, i saw my dear friend and client, susan sarandon. and that was the inspiration here. it's star quality. >> isn't there a similarity there. of course i gave her color in a subtle way and layered her haircut and took off all that length and why grow long hair -- >> ha do you say? >> whoa! [ cheers and applause ] >> i love that dress. >> smoking hot. >> i was hoping i had something red because i wanted to stick
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with the red theme. so this is calvin klein, available at macy's and the jewelry is by jennifer miller. >> big round of applause. [ cheers and applause ] our second lady is rene crozier, 45, from birdwood alaska. has never had a makeup lesson. has never worn lipstick before. she was very excited when we approached her on the plaza. let's listen to her story. >> when we said do you want this for your mom outside, you said yeah. why do you want your mom to have a makeover so badly? >> she has everything for me. and i think she needs it. >> and it's his birthday and he wants to give you this gift. how nice is that? >> that's really nice. >> are you ready for a whole new look? >> i am, bring it on. >> well, okay. she's here with her son austin and her friend, jim. let's take one last look at ren. and now, bring her out. >> oh, my gosh!
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>> wow! >> these are crazy. >> are you ready? >> take our the blinds. >> ywow! wow, your husband is going to be thrilled! >> turn around and see yourself, hon, you look gorgeous. >> oh, my gosh. >> you look awesome. >> that's you! >> that's really you! >> turn around, come here. >> oh, i love everything. >> you look great, louis, crazy. >> jennifer aniston. that was my inspiration. made the hair deeper. a subtle highlights, lighter on the ends. and of course, the bangs were a little too straight across. you look gorgeous. >> what's going on over there. >> shoe looks way different. ñ do you like it? >> bring out my mom! >> she looks gorgeous.
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>> it's donna morgan and i've been wanting to use this dress and we found the perfect figure. look at the lee tail ar what's going what's going op. we have a hot concert and hot weather to talk to you about. the heat is back. this is an nbc news special report. here's matt lauer. >> and good morning. president obama is about to deliver a statement on the status of the debt ceiling negotiations. with just four days left before the nation defacilities on its loans. he'll be speaking from the diplomatic reception room at the white house. let us bring in nbc's david gregory, the moderator, of course, of "meet the press." david, good morning. we heard from chuck todd this morning as to what he thinks the president will say. tell me about the tone you think you'll hear. >> reporter: well, this is about pressure. this is about saying to to congress it's time to act. there's international uncertainty, the markets are reacting all while washington is engaged in a tit for tat, as one republican aide said, a staring
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contest between republicans and democrats right now. this is dysfunction at the height, and there are people in the financial system around the world who are waiting brea breathlessly here to see what the united states is ultimately going to do and whether this political system can produce a result. so i think the president, who is not at the moment on the inside game of negotiating the fine points of a deal, wants to apply as much public pressure as he can. tame, we know the senate is beginning to try to break this logjam. senator reid, the majority leader, wants to introduce his version of a plan to get past this to try to jam the house republicans and get this thing moving a little bit. >> you talk about applying political pressure and public pressure, he's got to stand up there and be calm and yet deliver the measure that fiscal calamity could be just a few days away. >> reporter: right, and maybe talk about some of the contingency measures that the treasury department will put in place if you get to august 2nd and don't have a debt ceiling raised. that's where the pressure comes from.
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>> here comes the president. let's listen. >> i want to speak about the ongoing and increasingly urgent efforts to avoid default and reduce our deficit. right now, the house of representatives is still trying to pass a bill that a majority of republicans and democrats in the senate have already said they won't vote for. it's a plan that would force us to relive this crisis in just a few short months, holding our economy cappive to washington politics once again. in other words, it d does not solve the problem. and it has no chance of becoming law. what's clear now is that any solution to avoid default must be bipartisan, must have the support of both parties that were sent here to represent the american people, not just one faction. it will have to have the support of both the house and the senate. and there are multiple ways to resolve this problem. senator reid, a democrat, has
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introduced a plan in the senate that contains cuts agreed upon by both parties. senator mcconnell, a republican, offered a solution that could get us through this. there are plenty of modifications we can make to either of these plans in order to get them passed through both the house and the senate and would allow me to sign them into law. today i urge democrats and republicans in the senate to find common ground on a plan they can get support -- that can get support from both parties in the house, a plan that i can sign by tuesday. keep in mind, this is not a situation where the two parties are miles apart. we're in rough agreement about how much spending can be cut responsibly as a first step toward reducing our deficit. we agree on a process where the next step is a debate in the coming months on tax reform and entitlement reform. and i'm ready and willing to have that debate. if we need to put in place some kind of enforce m mechanism to
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hold us all accountable for making these reforms, i'll support that, too, if it's done in a smart and balanced way. so there are plenty of ways out of this mess. but we are almost out of time. we need to reach a compromise by tuesday so that our country will have the ability to pay its bills on time, as we always have, bills that includes monthly social security checks, veterans benefits, and the government contracts we've signed with thousands of businesses. keep in mind if we don't do that, if we don't come to an agreement, we could lose our country's aaa credit rating, not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills. we do. but because we didn't have a aaa political system to match our aaa credit rating. and make no mistake, for those who say they oppose tax increases on anyone, a lower credit rating would result potentially in a tax increase on everyone in the form of higher interest rates on their
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mortgages, their car loans, their credit cards. and that's inexcusable. there are a lot of crises in the world that we can't always predict or avoid. hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks. this isn't one of those crises. the power to solve this is in our hands. and on a day when we've been reminded how fragile the economy already is, this is one burden we can lift ourselves. we can end it with a simple vote, a vote that democrats and republicans have been taking for decades, a vote that the leaders in congress have taken for decades. it's not a vote that allows congress to spend more money. raising the debt ceiling simply gives our country the ability to pay the bills that congress has already racked up. i want to emphasize that. the debt ceiling does not
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termine how much more money we can spend. it simply authorizes us to pay the bills we already have racked up. it gives the united states of america the ability to keep its worth. now, on monday night i asked the american people to make their voice heard in this debate, and the response was overwhelming. so please, to all the american people, keep it up. if you want to see a bipartisan compromise, a bill that could pass both houses of congress, and that i can sign, let your members of congress know. make a phone call. send an e-mail. tweet. keep the pressure on washington, and we can get past this. and for my part, our administration will be continuing to work with democrats and republicans all weekend long until we find a solution. the time for putting party first is over. the time for compromise on behalf of the american people is now. and i'm confident that we can solve this problem. i'm confident that we will solve
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this problem. for all the intrigue and all the drama that's taken place on capitol hill right now, i'm confident that calmer and cooler heads will prevail. but as i said earlier, we are now running out of time. it's important for everybody to step up and show the leadership that the american people expect. thank you. >> you've been listening to president obama speaking in the diplomatic reception room at the white house, talking about the ongoing stalemate and battle over the debt ceiling crisis. david gregory, who's standing by in washington, he said it is an increasingly urgent effort under way and that the two sides are not miles apart. did you hear him make any specific references to areas where compromise might be possible? >> well, a couple points. you mentioned at the outset of this, matt, tone. the tone was really different here compared to monday night. this was a president trying to get this across the finish line here, nonconfrontational, trying to be much more measured, as you
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said, saying we're not that far apart here, also suggesting there could be enforcement mechanisms, washington speak for saying you could force congress to actually cut the spending down the line that he'd be open to that. we'll see. >> working on it all weekend long. we hope there is a solution. david, thanks very much. some of you will go back to your regular programming. others stand by for more of regular programming. others stand by for more of "today." ♪ imagine that, imagine that ♪ imagine this, imagine that ♪ imagine that ♪ ohhhh, imagine that but not your wrinkles. new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula smoothes wrinkles in just one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®.
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and now how to bring the beach home with you when it comes to design. the2l sky's the limit. so why not bring one of the summer's favorite destinations, like the beach, into your living space. designer verne ypp is here from rgtv. >> we love you. >> happy summer. >> there's a difference between bringing a little hint of the beach in and making the whole thing look like joe's shack environment. >> it's been a huge design trend, the whole idea that you actually can infuse the beach into your home. it's not just for summer. some people do year-round. >> we like these, what do we have going on with the vases? >> it's not necessarily about doing the incredibly obvious thing like the big stuffed fish. >> let's refrain. >> this is mother of pearl.
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>> and mother of pearl always suggests the beach. it's material that suggests the beach and these are all relatively inexpensive. >> really? it doesn't look it. >> and the frames as well. >> the frames as well. the mother of pearl detailing all around the frame. some of these are from home goods, carolina pottery. all over the place. everybody has these. >> the wooden touch is good for the beach as well. the driftwood kind of a feel. >> again, you're exactly right. going back to materials, this is from etsy. they have all kinds of very cool hand-crafted things. these -- >> what would one use these -- >> i wonder what these would be for? >> just hang them? >> people put them on their curtain rods. >> of coursex÷ they do, verne y. >> mirrors are also big. >> mirrors are also big. unfortunately -- >> simon, my á3d
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>> mirrors are great. you have the driftwood. >> this is the woven material, this is a $25 mirror. >> you're kidding? >> tj maxx, very nice. >> moving down. >> here we go. we made it, verne. >> look at the legs in this mirror, just saying. >> i look like a midget, i'm a little person. >> pillows. >> so easy. such a great way to infuse the beach. i love this one, from edsy. from a company called zen threads, got the whales on them. a lot of them are indoor/outdoor. when it's raining, you can bring it in. >> and last, but not least. >> we've got lanterns, candlelight. nothing can supplant the beauty of candlelight. can go from indoor to outdoor. you have some references to nautical things. you've got resin coral, little
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ceramic basket here. and then this little rope knot, which is great. >> which is for what? >> a couple of rugs. >> we have rugs. >> indoor/outdoor? >> this one i think is like $15. a really good deal. you're looking for the natural material, sisal, jute, anything that suggest as little more casual. >> let me ask you a serious question, all of that looks amazing, if you have a beach house. how silly is that going to look in leavittown? are people going to think you're weird if you've got a beach house in leavittown? >> no, i think it's first off, it's way cheaper than buying a beach house. but some people really want the feel of beach throughout the entire year. >> and even when the snow comes, you're sitting in your beach house, and it's okay? >> yes, think bathing suits in your living room. >> who knew? coming up next, they get paid for that? sara tries her hand at being a video game tester. >> but first, this is "today" on
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skrnchts we're back, with, they get paid for that? >> cool jobs you can do with a paycheck. >> every grown man's dream. imagine getting to play the latest greatest video games before it even hits the stores. the guy you're about to meet does just that and he gets paid for it. will stanley has been playing video games since he was six. now decades later, his childhood hobby is aø full-time career. >> don't brag or anything. but you're really good at this, right? >> i'm a little good. >> every day will plugs in and plugs away as a senior tester a( 2k games in northridge, california. he and his co-workers are the first to try the newest games.
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which makes his office feel a little like a college dorm room. >> this is basically our test floor. this is where all the matches go on. this is "duke nuke 'em." going on over here. >> these guys are testing a new shoot 'em up. and these testers are playing a friendly game of five-on-five. >> oh! >> you meet the guy that's the lawyer. you meet the guy that's an accountant. something that you can't even understand the title and you meet a guy that says, yeah, i test video games. >> a lot of people are definitely like, you're a tester? that sounds so easy and it's actually not, it's actually a lot more complex and complicated than you think. >> a video tester's goal is to break the game. reporting any glitches or mistakes so they can be fixed before they reach the public. will's doing a sort of quality control on the new nba 2k12 game. >> there's an animation with kobe bryant or something like
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that. >> he records an image and writes a summary of how common the issue is and how to recreate it. >> you want to write your bug so if you had somebody who had never played the game. they would be able to pick up the controller, follow your steps and it would lead them right to the bug. >> almost lunchtime. so start wrapping it up. >> there are plenty of female testers, including will's wife. >> something is glitching on this right now, i think. >> right something up, will. >> as much fun as testing is, it's often a springboard into other video game jobs. >> where do you hope to go with this? >> i would like to get into game develo specifically i have a degree in animation so that's one thing that's kind of serve immediate well in terms of identifying bugs. >> discovering all the quirks in a game is a cool gig for will. but it's even more rewarding for the players at home. never know there were problems with the game, if we're doing our job right. it's when the problems occur that then it's like -- that's something --
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>> oops. >> across the industry, video game testers make an average of $36,000 a year after a few years, testers can also move up the video game development ladder and into other quality assurance and production jobs. >> wow. >> all right, fine, thank you, honey. coming up -- next week, country singer tracy atkins is here an r&b recording artist. >> and the "hot wives of new york." >> and the "hot wives of new york." have a great weekend, everybody. -- captions by vitac --
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